Tottenham Hotspur have now been backed to sign Danny Ings before the summer transfer window shuts by Paul Robinson.
The Lowdown: Ings wanted
As per Eurosport, Spurs are reportedly readying their first offer for the Southampton striker, who only has one year left on his current deal at St. Mary’s.
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However, it is thought that a bid would be lower than the £20m price asked for by the Saints.
The Latest: Ings signing could happen at the deadline
Speaking to Football Insider, former Lilywhites goalkeeper turned pundit Robinson has backed his old team to complete the signing of Ings before the window closes, but admits that any deal could have to happen right at the end of the summer once Harry Kane’s future is decided:
“If Kane is to leave they will need two strikers in.
“Who comes in all depends on how the Kane deal is structured if he leaves. United or City may offer a player in exchange for Kane as well as the money.
“They might even sign three senior ones if Kane goes, depending on how Nuno sets them up next season. Ings could be one that we see done at the end of the window.
“A lot of Spurs’ activity in the market will be dependant on Kane’s future. The ideal situation would be Ings coming in and Kane staying.”
The Verdict: Sign
Regardless of whether Kane stays or goes, the North London club must look to complete the signing of Ings, especially if they can snap him up for as little as £20m.
The Englishman is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League, with no fewer than 55 strikes and a further 13 assists in 140 games in total over six seasons with Burnley, Liverpool and Southampton (Transfermarkt).
He could well make the difference in Nuno Espirito’s side climbing back up into the top four – after all, former top-flight striker Clinton Morrison described him as a ‘top-four quality’ player back in August of last year.
Nonetheless, it is a deal that THFC need to get done as soon as possible, as there is likely to be a lot of competition for his signature and proven top flight goalscorer aren’t readily available too often.
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